主日講道 – 常年期第二十四主日 (2013年9月15日)

恭讀聖路加福音 15:1-32

那時候,稅吏及罪人,都來接近耶穌,為聽他講道。法利塞人及經師竊竊私議,說:「這個人與罪人交往,又同他們吃飯。」
耶穌於是對他們設了這個比喻,說:「你們當中,那個人有一百隻羊,遺失了其中一隻,而不把這九十九隻,留在荒野,去尋找那遺失的一隻,直至找到呢?找到了,就歡喜的把牠放在自己的肩膀上,回到家裡,請他的友好及鄰人來,對他們說:你們與我一同歡樂吧!因為我那隻遺失了的羊,又找到了。
「我告訴你們:同樣,對於一個罪人悔改,在天上的所有歡樂,甚於對那九十九個無須悔改的義人。
「或者,一個婦女,有十個『達瑪』,如果她遺失了一個,那有不點上燈,打掃房屋,細心尋找,直至找到呢?找到了,她就請朋友及鄰人來,說:你們與我一同歡樂吧!因為我失去的那個 『達瑪』,又找到了。
「我告訴你們:對於一個罪人悔改,在天主的使者前,也是這樣歡樂。」
耶穌又說:「一個人,有兩個兒子,那小的,向父親說:父親,請把我應得的一分家產,分給我吧!父親於是把產業,分給他們。過了不多幾天,小兒子把所有的一切,都收拾起來,就往遠方去了。他在那裡荒淫度日,耗盡他的錢財。當他把所有的,都揮霍盡了以後,那地方正遇著大荒年,他便開始窮困起來。他去投靠當地一個居民;那人打發他,到自己的莊田裡,去放豬。他恨不得拿豬吃的豆莢,來果腹,可是,沒有人給他。
「他反躬自問:我父親有多少傭工,都口糧豐盛,我在這裡,反要餓死!我要起身,到我父親那裡去,並且要給他說:父親!我得罪了天,也得罪了你。我不配再稱作你的兒子;請把我當作你的一個傭工吧!他便起身,到他父親那裡去了。他離的還遠的時候,他父親就看見了他,動了憐憫的心,跑上前去,擁抱他,熱情地親吻他。
「兒子向他父親說:父親,我得罪了天,也得罪了你,我不配再稱作你的兒子!
「他父親卻吩咐自己的僕人,說:你們快拿出上等的長袍,給他穿上,把戒指戴在他手上,給他穿上鞋,再把那隻肥牛犢牽來,宰了;我們應吃喝歡宴,因為我這個兒子,是死而復生,失而復得了。他們就歡宴起來。
「那時,他的長子,正在田裡。當他回來,快到家的時候,聽見有奏樂及歌舞的聲音,於是叫一個僕人過來,問他這是什麼事。
「僕人向他說:你弟弟回來了。你父親因為見他無恙歸來,便為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。長子就發怒,不肯進去。他父親於是出來,勸解他。
「他回答父親說:你看,這些年來,我服事你,從未違背過你的命令,而你從未給過我一隻小山羊,讓我同我的朋友們歡宴;但你這個兒子,同娼妓耗盡了你的財產,他一回來,你反而為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。
「父親給他說:孩子!你常同我在一起,凡我所有的,都是你的;只因為你這個弟弟,死而復生,失而復得,應當歡宴喜樂!」

—上主的話。。

(24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 15:1-32

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons; 12 and the younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.’ And he divided his living between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. 15 So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. 17 But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.”‘ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; 23 and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; 24 for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to make merry.
25 “Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. 27 And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, `Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!’ 31 And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'”

—The Gospel of the Lord.

往神父講道目錄

每日聖言靜思 常年期第二十四主日 9月15日

信仰生活互動坊、塔冷通心靈書舍

讀經一  出32:7-11, 13-14  詠:51
讀經二    弟前1:12-17
主日福音 路15:1-32

稅吏及罪人,都來接近耶穌,為聽他講道。法利塞人及經師竊竊私議,說:「這個人與罪人交往,又同他們吃飯。」耶穌於是對他們設了這個比喻,說:「你們當中,那個人有一百隻羊,遺失了其中一隻,而不把這九十九隻,留在荒野,去尋找那遺失的一隻,直至找到呢?找到了,就歡喜的把牠放在自己的肩膀上,回到家裡,請他的友好及鄰人來,對他們說:你們與我一同歡樂吧!因為我那隻遺失了的羊,又找到了。我告訴你們:同樣,對於一個罪人悔改,在天上的所有歡樂,甚於對那九十九個無須悔改的義人。或者,一個婦女,有十個『達瑪』,如果她遺失了一個,那有不點上燈,打掃房屋,細心尋找,直至找到呢?找到了,她就請朋友及鄰人來,說:你們與我一同歡樂吧!因為我失去的那個 『達瑪』,又找到了。我告訴你們:對於一個罪人悔改,在天主的使者前,也是這樣歡樂。」
耶穌又說:「一個人,有兩個兒子,那小的,向父親說:父親,請把我應得的一分家產,分給我吧!父親於是把產業,分給他們。過了不多幾天,小兒子把所有的一切,都收拾起來,就往遠方去了。他在那裡荒淫度日,耗盡他的錢財。當他把所有的,都揮霍盡了以後,那地方正遇著大荒年,他便開始窮困起來。他去投靠當地一個居民;那人打發他,到自己的莊田裡,去放豬。他恨不得拿豬吃的豆莢,來果腹,可是,沒有人給他。
「他反躬自問:我父親有多少傭工,都口糧豐盛,我在這裡,反要餓死!我要起身,到我父親那裡去,並且要給他說:父親!我得罪了天,也得罪了你。我不配再稱作你的兒子;請把我當作你的一個傭工吧!他便起身,到他父親那裡去了。他離的還遠的時候,他父親就看見了他,動了憐憫的心,跑上前去,擁抱他,熱情地親吻他。兒子向他父親說:父親,我得罪了天,也得罪了你,我不配再稱作你的兒子!他父親卻吩咐自己的僕人,說:你們快拿出上等的長袍,給他穿上,把戒指戴在他手上,給他穿上鞋,再把那隻肥牛犢牽來,宰了;我們應吃喝歡宴,因為我這個兒子,是死而復生,失而復得了。他們就歡宴起來。
「那時,他的長子,正在田裡。當他回來,快到家的時候,聽見有奏樂及歌舞的聲音,於是叫一個僕人過來,問他這是什麼事。僕人向他說:你弟弟回來了。你父親因為見他無恙歸來,便為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。長子就發怒,不肯進去。他父親於是出來,勸解他。他回答父親說:你看,這些年來,我服事你,從未違背過你的命令,而你從未給過我一隻小山羊,讓我同我的朋友們歡宴;但你這個兒子,同娼妓耗盡了你的財產,他一回來,你反而為他宰了那隻肥牛犢。父親給他說:孩子!你常同我在一起,凡我所有的,都是你的;只因為你這個弟弟,死而復生,失而復得,應當歡宴喜樂!」

默 想

  • 浪子回頭的故事,我們應該不再陌生,不過它給我們的默想空間仍然很闊,每一次再看細想,不時給我們新的觀點和角度。
  • 小兒子花盡父親給他的家財,窮途末路,要吃豬的豆莢果腹,他自覺淪落到這個地步,忽然驚覺自己得罪了父,也得罪了天。
  • 很有趣,為何他甚至發現自己連天都得罪了?人的良心真奇妙,到一個地步,良心發現之下,直與天地相連,這份悔過的心,從心底深處出來,是天主造人那美好的德性使然。
  • 大兒子的妒忌,令他的眼睛蒙蔽了,看不到父親一直對他的支持、信賴、無私的愛。妒忌是殺傷性之大,足以拆毀整個的自己,失落了寶貴的一課。
  • 為此,在我們的人生裡,曾否有類同的失落或錯過?我們可會從此放下驕傲、妒忌、自卑的心,輕身上路,捕捉那本身是我們的、由上主而來的恩寵?!

──準備心神.參與主日感恩祭──